London: Top diplomats from Britain, France, Germany and the US met for the first time in three years, as European allies praised America’s return to the world under President Joe Biden.
Britain’s State Department said in a statement that the foreign ministers of three European countries and the US Secretary of State were holding “virtual talks” on issues such as Iran, China, Myanmar, climate change and the coronavirus epidemic.
The top foreign officials of the four countries last visited a quartet in April 2018.
The meeting between US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rube, German Foreign Minister Heiko Moss, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian followed the day told by US diplomats at Biden’s State Department: Returned to the United States Huh . Diplomacy is back. “
On issues such as climate change and Russia, Biden has deviated a lot from the “America First” policies of his predecessor, former President Donald Trump. Biden’s first step as president was to reverse Trump’s withdrawal from the US by the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Biden said Thursday that America’s “rolling” days with Russian President Vladimir Putin were over. He was determined to reverse Trump’s order to withdraw US troops stationed in Germany and end Saudi Arabia’s support for a military strike in Yemen.
As the leader of the G7 group of developed countries prepares to host the global climate summit in November this year, the UK has welcomed the renewed US focus on working with partners around the world.
Britain is now exploring new ways to leave the EU when it leaves the EU, such as working with small groups in like-minded countries on key issues.